1001 Stories For The Road

1001 Stories For The Road

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The Greatest Stories Ever Written
THE CADILLAC RANCH
Jun 17 • 6 min
The Cadillac Ranch is an unusual (and unofficial) tourist favorite located just west of the Amarillo City line off I-40 in Texas. (The Old Rte 66).
THE OLDEST LADY IN BOSTON
Jun 11 • 22 min
“The Oldest Lady in Boston” is the story of the oldest ship still in service today, the greatest sailor and warrior the US has ever known. She was given her name by George Washington and bears copper plating made by Paul Revere. She’s a 44 gun…
INDEPENDENCE ROCK
Jun 3 • 6 min
Over half a million American emigrants passed by Independence Rock in Wyoming, on the way to Oregon and hopefully a better life than the one they had left. Many stopped to paint or chisel their names on the long granite hill, leaving their mark…
GOODNIGHT MRS. CALABASH, WHEREVER YOU ARE
May 30 • 7 min
“Goodnight Mrs.Calabash, Wherever You Are” was used by legendary Jimmy Durante to sign off his radio shows-but no one ever knew who Mrs. Calabash was, and neither he nor she were talking. The mystery is solved here. Enjoy! Apple Users Give Us a Review…
DRAGNET RADIO SHOW 1949 ” THE RED LIGHT BANDIT” and “THE CITY HALL BOMBING”
May 25 • 61 min
“The Red Light Bandit” and “The City Hall Bomber” from Dragnet Season One Radio Show 1949. A pilot for our upcoming “RADIO DAYS” PODCAST. Starring Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday. These events actually happened. Jack Webb, who voiced the part of Joe…
GOODNIGHT CHESTY, WHEREVER YOU ARE
May 20 • 15 min
“Goodnight Chesty, Wherever You Are” is the story of the most decorated American Marine that ever served, and includes a bried summary of his service and his legend. Credits: The Marine Corps Hymn by John Philip Sousa
WHEN ANDREA CALLS, DON’T ANSWER
Apr 29 • 16 min
“When Andrea Calls, Don’t Answer” is a scuba diver’s story with a lesson of just how far pride can take you built in. The Andrea Doria, the most lavish passenger cruise ship of her time, sank in the ocean off Nantucket on July 25th, 1956 after a…
HOW MOTHER’S DAY CAME TO BE
Apr 22 • 9 min
“How Mother’s Day Came To Be” tells the story of Anna Jarvis and her long campaign to make Mother’s Day a national holiday. This year (2018) its Sunday May 13. If you enjoy our show, we ask that you become a Premium Member and subscribe to 1001 for…
A SCONSET BEACH STORY
Apr 16 • 18 min
“A Sconset Beach Story” tells the story of a young Jewish immigrant named David Sarnoff who went to work at a Marconi wireless station where he was present when the distress call from the Titantic came in. Sarnoff’s ambition gave us the development of…
THE COP AND THE UFO
Apr 8 • 18 min
“The Cop And the UFO” recalls one of the most famous UFO encounters, which took place in 1964 in Socorro County New Mexico, when Officer Lonny Zamoro cornered a strange craft with two occupants in a ravine. The incident was thoroughly investigated and…
I WILL FIGHT NO MORE FOREVER (PT III): A BITTER SURRENDER
Apr 6 • 27 min
“I Will Fight No More Forever (Pt 3): A Bitter Surrender, the conclusion of our three part series on the last fight of Chief Joseph and his Nez Perce tribe as they finally surrender to General Miles just before making it to the Canadian border. It is…
A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA (PT III): THE CONCLUSION-PREMIUM MEMBER ONLY
Apr 2 • 11 min
“A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 3): The Conclusion: Premium Member Only” Sherlock Holmes wraps up another thorny case with a surprise ending/ Check out our first Kindle Book (and leave a review!) Thanks …
REMEMBERING THE BLUES BROTHERS
Apr 1 • 12 min
REMEMBERING THE BLUES BROTHERS: On April 22,1978, Saturday Night Live’s Paul Schaffer announced an R&B act featuring two unknown blues artists, Joliet Jake E.Blues and Elwood J Blues- who went by the name The Blues Brothers. When the live audience…
THE BUS DRIVER’S VACATION
Mar 21 • 16 min
“The Bus Driver’s Vacation” is the true story of William Cimillo, who, working as a bus driver in the Bronx, and having his fill of 17 years of the same job, decided one spring morning in 1947 to take a left turn out of the garage instead of a right,…
I WILL FIGHT NO MORE FOREVER PT II INDIANS KILL TOURISTS AT YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Mar 18 • 31 min
‘I Will Fight No More Forever” Part Two, tells the story of Chief Joseph and his tribe of Nez Perce as they escape the US Cavalry through the newly opened Yellowstone National Park in 1877, killing tourists, ranchers, and miners in a desperate attempt…
THE LUCK OF THE IRISH: A 1001 BLAST FROM THE PAST
Mar 17 • 20 min
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Here’s a little Irish history in America- and if you know any girls named Annie Moore buy them a drink. May you reach the gates of St. Peter before the Devil learns you’ve been called! Check out our first Kindle…
NEXT STOP, MAYBERRY: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW
Mar 11 • 17 min
“Next Stop, Mayberry: Behind The Scenes at the Andy Griffith Show” One of the most successful sitcoms that ever aired on television, the Andy Griffith Show has earned a special place in tv history. How many times do you wish you could escape this…
A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA (PT II) : PREMIUM MEMBER BONUS SERIES
Mar 11 • 25 min
“A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 2)”- A Premium Member Bonus Episode Part two of this great Sherlock Holmes Mystery continues with Sherlock Holmes plan to locate and snatch a photograph that a young woman named Irene Adler is using to blackmail the King of…
I WILL FIGHT NO MORE FOREVER (PT 1) : A 1001 PREMIUM MEMBER BONUS SERIES
Mar 8 • 35 min
“I Will Fight No More Forever” were the words Nez Perce Indian Chief Joseph spoke when surrendering his tribe to Colonel Miles at the end of a long and arduous trail of pitched battles through extremely rough country with the US Cavalry in an attempt…
ALL BLOOD RUNS RED: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF EUGENE BULLARD: THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIGHTER PILOT IN HISTORY
Mar 3 • 27 min
All Blood Runs Red (Pt. 1 of 3): The Story of the First African American Fighter Pilot…A Premium Member Early Release: Now Free! Part one of the largely untold story of Eugene “Jacques” Bullard, an African American who left America as a…
A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA (PT 1): A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Mar 1 • 25 min
A Scandal in Bohemia (Pt 1 of 3) Premium Member Bonus Story Sherlock Holmes attempts to solve a thorny problem for the King of Bohemia, who is being blackmailed for indiscretion. Get the App! at…
UNSUNG HEROES OF THE REVOLUTION (PT II): TIM MURPHY & MANY OTHERS
Feb 16 • 65 min
UNSUNG HEROES OF THE REVOLUTION (PT 2) Molly Pitcher, Nancy Hale, The Swamp Fox, and others…The incredible true stories of the unsung heroes and heroines of the American Revolution, men and women of all colors and from all stations in life, who came…
UNSUNG HEROES OF THE REVOLUTION (PT I): WASHINGTON’S SPIES
Feb 16 • 54 min
Unsung Heroes of the Revolution (Pt. 1): The Culper Spy Ring, Nathan Hale, Caleb Brewster, James Rivington, and others…Few people leaving the Banana Republic Store at 66th and 3rd st Manhattan, NY, stop to notice the plaque on the outside wall that…
URBAN LEGENDS I: MOTHMAN AND MORE
Jan 31 • 42 min
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THE CALL OF THE WILD (FINAL CHAPTER)
Dec 20, 2017 • 42 min
Buck finally responds to the call he has been hearing and leaves camp to roam with a wolf pack, until he senses an urgent need to return to John Thornton.
THE CALL OF THE WILD CHAPTERS 5 AND 6
Dec 10, 2017 • 70 min
THE CALL OF THE WILD by JACK LONDON CHAPTER 4
Dec 3, 2017 • 24 min
Buck, with Spitz no longer the leader, fights for and takes the place of the lead dog on the sled team. At Skagway, Perrault receives orders to hand the dog team to a mail carrier, who pushes the team hard and only gives them two days rest in Dawson. …
THE CALL OF THE WILD (CHAPTER 3) by JACK LONDON
Nov 26, 2017 • 35 min
Buck is blind sided by Spitz as their camp is attacked by a horde of wild and starving dogs. Becoming more and more a wild animal himself. Buck looks for the right opportunity to settle matters with Spitz.
THE CALL OF THE WILD (CHAPTER 2) by JACK LONDON
Nov 19, 2017 • 23 min
THE CALL OF THE WILD (CHAPTER 1) by JACK LONDON
Nov 14, 2017 • 26 min
NO BRAINS VS. BRAWN: THE DAYS WHEN BEAR-WRESTLING RULED
Jul 31, 2017 • 20 min
Ever see a man-bear wrestling match? Thats what this story is all about.
THE SEARCH FOR THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE PIED PIPER OF HAMLIN
Jul 23, 2017 • 17 min
The old fairy tale “The Pied Piper” of Hamlin is a tale as old as time, telling of the tragic loss of 130 children who followed a colorfully-dressed piperman out of town and into the nearby hills, never to be seen again.As it turns out, the story was …
BERTHA BENZ’S FAMOUS RIDE
Jul 16, 2017 • 9 min
Karl Benz is an enginnering genius who is credited for giving us the first gasoline powered automobile, which he patented in 1885. But it didn’t become famous until his wife Bertha decided to take it on a 90 kilometer (65 mile) road trip with their two…
THE GREAT IMPOSTER
Jul 9, 2017 • 10 min
The story of Barry Bremen, a novelty salesman from Detroit who posed as a major league umprire in the World Series, a Yankees player in an MLB Allstar Game, a professional golfer in three US Opens, a Kansas City Kings player in an NBA Allstar Game, a…
FORREST FENN’S TREASURE
Jul 2, 2017 • 12 min
There’s a hidden treasure somewhere in the Western Rockies and Forrest Fen is behind it all. This is the story!
MR. BOJANGLES
Jun 18, 2017 • 17 min
The story of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson- child vaudeville performer, stage and film star, extraordinary tap dancer, soldier, jockey, owner of the New York Giants Negro League Team until 1949, and lifetime friend of Shirley Temple.Subscribe FREE to our…
HANG DOWN YOUR HEAD, TOM DOOLEY
Jun 11, 2017 • 18 min
On May 1, 1868, they took Tom Dula down to the old depot in Statesville and hung him from a white oak tree for the murder of Laura Foster, Legend has it that while waiting in prison he came up with the basic chorus to the folk song that we know today…
A CUP OF JOE
Jun 4, 2017 • 9 min
Where did the term “A Cup of Joe” come from? Our team of 1001 researchers diligently sets to the task and comes up with the likely answer.Subscribe FREE and review us at iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-best-of-times/id122747…
WHEN HEMINGWAY LIBERATED THE PARIS RITZ
May 28, 2017 • 11 min
It was August of 1944, and the Allies were closing in on German occupied Paris. Correspondent Ernest Hemingway assigned to cover the Allied invasion, had been off on his own fighting a guerilla war with a small band of men that he had assembled aroun…
AMAZING GRACE
May 21, 2017 • 9 min
The hymn Amazing Grace, written by Englishman John Newton, is known and revered around the world, and stirs the heart in a way that few other pieces of music do. Subscribe FREE to 1001 Stories for the Road Here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcas…
THE TIES THAT BIND
May 10, 2017 • 13 min
On May 10, 1869, a celebration took place at Promontory Summit, Utah, that set bells ringing in telegraph stations from coast to coast. 1001 Stories For The Road releases a new episode every Sunday night at 8pm and can be found at iTunes and everywhe…
JOHNNY AND EVA PLAY TWISTER
May 3, 2017 • 10 min
In 1966, the newly developed game Twister was on the verge of being pulled from the shelves. The risque party game just hadn’t caught on, and despite the best efforts of Milton Bradley, sales were terrible. But the efforts of a PR firm had paid off, …
A NO-HITTER FOR ALL TIME
May 1, 2017 • 11 min
It was a cool night in Houston on May 1, 1991, a, good night for baseball, but a rough night for pitcher Nolan Ryan . His back was stiff, and every bone was killing him. Heck, at age 44, very few guys were still playing major league baseball, much less…
THEY CALL IT “THE STREAK”
Apr 26, 2017 • 25 min
1001 Stories For The Road takes a fond look back at April 26th, 1974, the day music artist Ray Stevens released his new hit record “The Streak” , “Streaking”, or the act of running through public places naked, was taking take in record numbers on colle…
ANCHORS AWEIGH
Apr 24, 2017 • 10 min
The story of Charles A. Zimmerman and his two-step march titled “Anchors Aweigh”, which became the theme song for the Naval Academy and the US Navy. The song, which is now known and respected around the world, received copyright on April 24, 1907, and…
FREEDOM WINS ONE IN TROY, N.Y.
Apr 21, 2017 • 13 min
On April 27th, 1850, the Vigilante Committee in Troy, New York, prevented a Sheriff and a Slave Catcher from extraditing one of their own, a runaway slave named Charles Nalle, who had made his escape north in 1848 through the Underground Railway to wha…
IDOL WORSHIP
Apr 18, 2017 • 8 min
Its 2 am in the morning and Steve and Bruce are about to climb a wall, not knowing for sure what’s on the other side…but hoping for the best.1001 STORIES FOR THE ROAD releases a new episode every Sunday night at 8pm. We’re called “Caffeine F…